Myk Garn

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11 reasons to be excited about the future of technology

In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the population was literate. Today, human life expectancy is over 70 years, less that 10% of the global population lives in extreme poverty, and over 80% …

Artificial Intelligence

6 ways you can immediately double the effectiveness of your mind maps

There’s no question that mind mapping software is an incredibly powerful tool. But like most tools, it’s only as good as the skill and mindset of the …

17 Creative Brainstorming Methods That (Might) Produce Brilliance

You probably haven't tried a few of these.<p>Being creative is a muscle--it needs to be worked in order to stay active.<p>But just like a muscle, it can also get used to the same exercises if you aren't careful to change things up every now and then.<p>If you're ever stuck in a rut, try one of these:<p><b>1. The</b> …

How 'Design Thinking' Can Change Education

<i>Tim Brown speaking at the Claremont Graduate University's 89th annual commencement ceremony.</i><p>Tim Brown is the CEO of the design firm IDEO and an …

The Need For More “Trim Tab Groups” In Higher Education

Colleges and universities need to commit to the Trim Tab Group concept to drive institutional innovation and transformation forward in a concerted …

Higher Education

Reluctance to Change is the Greatest Impediment to Long-Term Success

Leaders of small institutions need to be open to, and excited about, change and innovation in order to ensure the long-term viability and success for …

Rethinking the Higher Education Model: Controlling Costs and Supporting Completion

The postsecondary model is unsound, and that is becoming increasingly evident to today’s students. More must be done to help control costs and to …

Higher Education

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

World Economic Forum

Will the Nanodegree Replace the Bachelor's?

High-tech companies need employees with particular skills; many talented professionals want to learn those skills yet are reluctant to commit to the …

5 Micro-Learning Articles Worth Reading

Micro-learning is somewhat of a newcomer in everyday elearning vernacular. Sure, instructional designers have always known about delivering content …

eLearning

Edtech is the next fintech

Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the same: global investment peaked at $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year — a …

Leaders in both parties want colleges to have more skin in the game for student outcomes

Congress will have its fair share of contentious issues in higher ed in January, beginning with debt-free-college proposals backed by a growing …

Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

The demand for employees familiar with coding and data analytics has never been higher. By one estimate, the number of job openings including the …

Competency-Based Education: The Importance of Metrics and Data Collection

By understanding what metrics to track (and why) right from the get-go, competency-based programs can do a better job of showing their quality while …

Higher Education

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed.

The digital revolution in higher education has happened. In the fall of 2012, the most recent semester with complete data in the U.S., four million …

Elsevier Mutiny: Cracks Are Widening in the Fortress of Academic Publishing

A prestigious academic journal has just experienced the closest thing to outright mutiny: All six editors and the entire editorial board of the …

Social Sciences

The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs

Massive open online courses looked like they were on their way out—and then researchers discovered something curious about who’s participating.<p>Back in 2013, the <i>New York Times</i> columnist Thomas Friedman wrote that MOOCs—massive open online courses—were about to change everything:<p>Nothing has more …

Education

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to …

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Free College Would Help the Rich, Not the Poor

Teaser: A bipartisan collection of lawmakers is finally beginning to turn its attention to the needs of young people, but many on the left have used …

Higher Education

A Brief History (And Future) Of Online Degrees

In the beginning, about 125 years ago, there was the correspondence degree. Correspondence programs, pioneered in higher education by the University of London in the mid-19th century, reached mainstream America in the 1890s. Over the next century, while various universities played with other …

Is This the End for For-Profit Universities?

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>Most people likely think of for-profit higher education as a relatively new invention. But that’s far from the …

Higher Education

College partnerships dominate discussion at higher education Power Breakfast in Saratoga County, NY - Albany Business Review

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York is partnering with universities across the globe to position the school as a global center. Union …

Higher Education

A new graduate school of education will be competency based

Students expect their teachers to be prepared to lead, but sometimes that simply isn't the case.<p>With a wide variety of teacher preparation programs …

Education